September 12: Explosion on Henderson; Banjo Bowl debut.

Above 1975, below 2008

September 12, 1975 – An explosion destroys the Canada Manpower Centre on Henderson Highway at Johnson Avenue. It occurred at 8 pm so the building was empty but one pedestrian was slightly injured by flying debris. ( I searched the newspaper archives but could not find a story about what caused it.)

September 12, 2004 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the inaugural Banjo Bowl by a score of 27 - 24.

The game is a rematch of the previous week's Labour Day Classic which dates back to 1950. The nickname was coined by Bomber kicker Troy Westwood who joked that Rider fans are nothing but a 'bunch of inbred banjo pickers'.

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